Mark Spitz won seven gold medals, The Price is Right debuted and Beetle Bailey began appearing in newspapers on this day.
Oscar Pistorius had a bad year between 2012 and 2013. He was the first amputee to compete in the Olympic games but he is also famous for something else.
It was on this day that Jackie Joyner-Kersee won gold for the second time during the 1992 Olympic Games.
1904: America Hosts Its First Olympic Games It was on this day in 1904 that the United States hosted its first Olympic Games in St. Louis, Missouri. Originally, the games … Continue Reading This Day in Pop Culture for May 14
1980: The Miracle on Ice The term, “Miracle on Ice” references when the U.S. hockey team won the gold medal during the 1980 Winter Olympics on this day in Lake … Continue Reading This Day in Pop Culture for February 22
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